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Natural Gas Sep '22 (NGU22)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Pushes Higher as Weekly EIA Crude Inventories Plunge

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU22) this morning is up +1.63 (+1.88%), and Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU22) is up +1.37 (+0.47%).  Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22) is down -0.036 (-0.39%).

Oil prices this morning are moderately higher after weekly EIA data showed U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly plunged as U.S. crude exports jumped to a record.  Gains in crude were limited due to a stronger dollar and a slump in stocks, which dampens optimism in the economic outlook and energy demand.

Sep nat-gas prices fell back from a 3-week high today and are moderately lower.  Prices fell back on signs of cooler U.S. temperatures after Maxar Technologies said cooler weather is forecast for the South and Central U.S. from Aug 21-25.  Nat-gas prices have rallied this week on carry-over from a surge in European gas prices to a 5-1/4 month high.  The surge in European gas prices will keep foreign demand for U.S. gas supplies firm and keep U.S. nat-gas exports running at full tilt, limiting a build of nat... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Natural Gas
Contract Size
10,000 MMBtu (million British thermal units)
Tick Size
0.001 per MMBtu ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$10,000
Margin/Maintenance
$12,430/11,300
First Notice Date
08/30/22 (13 days)
Expiration Date
08/29/22 (12 days)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Sep '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 9, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
404,077 (+9,706)
317,343 (+10,568)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
169,972 (-4,557)
295,391 (-4,111)
Producers - Long / Short
117,274 (+7,484)
194,190 (+1,929)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
196,230 (-6,185)
32,580 (+232)
Managed Money - Long / Short
136,648 (-3,769)
201,943 (-564)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
33,324 (-788)
93,448 (-3,547)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
6.987 +31.84%
on 07/18/22
9.677 -4.81%
on 08/17/22
+2.286 (+33.01%)
since 07/15/22
3-Month
5.324 +73.03%
on 07/05/22
9.677 -4.81%
on 08/17/22
+0.873 (+10.47%)
since 05/17/22
52-Week
3.202 +187.70%
on 08/19/21
9.677 -4.81%
on 08/17/22
+5.945 (+181.97%)
since 08/17/21

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Crude Pushes Higher as Weekly EIA Crude Inventories Plunge

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU22 ) this morning is up +1.63 (+1.88%), and Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU22 ) is up +1.37 (+0.47%). Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22 ) is down -0.036 (-0.39%). Oil prices this morning are moderately...

CLU22 : 87.02 (+0.57%)
RBV22 : 2.6749 (+0.55%)
NGU22 : 9.254 (-0.80%)
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Natural Gas (NG) Nearing 2022 High

Natural Gas (NGU22) is beginning to hesitate ahead of Thursday’s highly anticipated weekly storage after strongly bouncing off the upchannel support (on the daily chart) this past week.  NG appears...

NGU22 : 9.254 (-0.80%)
UNG : 32.10 (-0.53%)
Crude Slumps on Progress in Iran Nuclear Talks

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU22 ) on Tuesday closed down -2.88 (-3.22%), and Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU22 ) closed down -5.10 (-1.73%). Oil prices on Tuesday fell sharply for a second day and posted a new 6-1/2...

CLU22 : 87.02 (+0.57%)
RBV22 : 2.6749 (+0.55%)
Nat-Gas Surges on Concerns About Tight Winter Supplies

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22 ) on Tuesday rallied sharply to a 3-week high and closed up +6.89%. Positive carry-over from a surge in European gas prices Tuesday to a 5-1/4 month high supported gains...

NGU22 : 9.254 (-0.80%)
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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 10.191
2nd Resistance Point 9.801
1st Resistance Point 9.565
Last Price 9.277
1st Support Level 8.939
2nd Support Level 8.549
3rd Support Level 8.313

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52-Week High 9.677
Last Price 9.277
Fibonacci 61.8% 7.204
Fibonacci 50% 6.439
Fibonacci 38.2% 5.675
52-Week Low 3.202

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